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Registration deadline for the 2022 admissions tests
Please note that the registration deadline for the University of Oxford admissions tests 2022 is 30 September. This is two weeks earlier than in previous years.
The dates of the TSA Oxford cycle are designed to fit in with the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) cycle for applications to the University of Cambridge.
Please note: we reserve the right to make changes to these dates.
*If the registration deadline falls on a public or national holiday, please be aware there is no extension to the registration period. Therefore, you must ensure your test centre registers you for the test in good time.
Reminder: the 30 September deadline is the last date for test centres to register you for the test, so you will need to register with a test centre well before then. Test centres may set their own deadline in advance for accepting registrations, so please make sure you speak to them as early as possible.
** Test voucher codes enable UK students in financial need to take the test for free at British Council authorised test centres in the UK.
*** For international test centres the scheduled start times will vary, depending upon where they are in the world.
Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing does not charge candidates who have registered to take the test. Some centres may charge an administration fee to candidates sitting the TSA Oxford, which covers the cost of invigilation and room hire which are essential for running the test: contact your centre for details.
UK students who need to take a test at an authorised test centre and who are in financial need can take admissions tests for free at one of the British Council authorised test centres in the UK.
You need to apply to us for a test voucher code that you can use instead of payment in your online booking with the British Council. The test voucher codes cover the full cost of the test, including administration fees.
To apply for a test voucher code, follow these steps:
1. Check that you meet the eligibility criteria (in the table below) and ensure that you have the relevant supporting document(s) for your application.
2. Complete the application form including uploading the relevant supporting document(s).
3. Receive your test voucher code within five working days by email.
4. Book your test via the British Council online booking portal before 30 September at 18:00 (BST).
If you have already paid for your test, you can still apply for a test voucher code by 5 October 2022. Please contact our Customer Support team at ATadministration@cambridgeassessment.org.uk
To be eligible to apply for a test voucher code, you or a parent/guardian need to meet one of the following criteria and provide ONE relevant supporting document as part of your application.
Only UK candidates are eligible to apply.
Free school meals
Learner Support (FE 19+) or equivalent FE funding for Scotland, Wales or NI
16 to 19 Bursary (England)
Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) (Scotland, Wales or NI)
Your official award letter for the current academic year.
We do not accept evidence that relates to scholarships/bursaries at independent or fee-paying schools.
Student Finance England Maintenance Grant or Maintenance Loan* (full-rate)
Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) Young Students’/Independent Students’ Bursary (full-rate)
Student Finance Wales or Northern Ireland Maintenance Grant (full-rate)
Your award letter for the current academic year.
Awards are for undergraduate study only. Please note that Postgraduate loans are not accepted as they are not means-tested.
Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA)
Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
(If you or a parent/guardian you live with are in receipt of one of these benefits)
An award letter (all pages) from the UK Jobcentre Plus, dated 2022.
Please send ALL PAGES of your or your parent/guardian's award letter from the UK Jobcentre Plus, dated 2022.
If it is your parent/guardian in receipt of JSA or ESA then it must be the income-based benefit (e.g. means-tested) and not contribution-based. This is specified on the final page of the award letter.
(If you or a parent/guardian you live with are in receipt of Universal Credit)
Please send the first page of your or your parent/guardian's Universal Credit statement, dated within the last 3 months. Please ensure the name of the claimant and their address, the date, and the award amount is clearly visible.
Working Tax Credit
Child Tax Credit
(If you or a family member you live with are in receipt of Tax Credits)
Please send the first page of your or your parent/guardian's award letter, dated within the last 12 months. Please ensure the name of the claimant and their address, the date, and the award amount is clearly visible.
(If you or a parent/guardian you live with are in receipt of this support)
Please send your or your parent/guardian's official award letter, dated in the last 12 months.
Please note that we DO NOT accept as evidence: P60 (end of year certificate); annual accounts; council tax/housing/child benefit letters.
We also reserve the right to request additional evidence.